November 28, 2021

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Abuja, Lagos airports lead 20 others in 2020 earned revenue

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja led 20 other Nigerian aiports in revenue generation last year.

The Director, Commercial and Business Development at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Sadiku Rafindadi, disclosed this while delivering a paper at the opening of the Business Summit on Cargo and Aero Logistics and Drone Expo in Lagos on Tuesday.

He said among the 22 airports, 18 of them recorded 13 percent revenue. However, MMIA led with 58% revenue followed by NAIA with 21% earned revenue.

The Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers state (PHC) and the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano generated 4% each last year.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, called on all stakeholders to work as a team, putting aside their differences and sentiments, to grow the industry and fast-track its recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Nigerian airports have enormous potential for high gross earnings if well harnessed, each airport has its peculiarity in terms of tourism, agriculture, mining and aerotropolis to better improve its viability,” he said.